Wild Longings


"Wild Longings is a really special piece of theatre... It really makes you stop and think about what we are leaving for the future generations" Desperately Seeking Something…

"This collection of horticultural musings and quiet cabaret is a delight" Eastern Daily Press

Join this luscious garden tour sown with stories of transformation, conservation tips and songs, and rooted with a desire to provide succour to each other and the environment. Wild Longings invites you on a sensuous horticultural journey that celebrates inclusivity, interconnectivity and survival.

Encounter the enchanting tour-guide Helen Paris and her passionate ode to the transgender Fortingall Yew, get hands-on tips from raconteur gardener Leslie Hill and let chanteuse Claudia Barton beguile you with a fantasia of botanical song accompanied by exquisite cuisine created from the garden itself.

Wild Longings seeds conversation about how we can provide succour to each other and our environment, and how acts of rooting and uprooting might help sustain and nurture the things we hold dear.

Wild Longings is commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival, funded by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and subsidised by an Arts Council England Project Fund. Produced by Artsadmin.

For more information on this project, please contact Cat Harrison at cat@artsadmin.co.uk.


St Dunstan in the East
LONDON United Kingdom
Knotty Festival
St Dunstan in the East
Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Amy Dakin Harris

Blog Post:

Announcing the mentored artists for Wild Longings

We are delighted to announce the two mentored artists working with Curious on Wild Longings and Uproot. 

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